Aeroplane Pageant (Record Release)

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Aeroplane Pageant (Record Release)

Rick Moody (Readings / Solo Acoustic), Beat Radio

Fri, August 12, 2011

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


Aeroplane Pageant (Record Release) - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Aeroplane Pageant (Record Release)
Aeroplane Pageant is not a pop band all the time.

But after fourteen months in a studio that sits directly under the rattle of the Wantagh train station and following fifteen years of brutal friendship, Aeroplane Pageant now introduces its latest effort: FLOAT ABOVE THE YARD (LP3).

And so in this ‘yard,’ or better yet on this genre-less album, you might ‘float above’ an impressionistic landscape dappled with some wolves, some apples, a crowd that gathers and then cheers on a horse, a family being pushed off a house, a few birds and flowers, some black flowers, a lovely garden, some teeth , a hundred or more ghosts, and always a TV, always a billboard, a big moon, a few cities, some cake that’s been left on the floor, and of course the compulsory ‘confessing young bear,’ a bit of blood, some of it fake, a rope hanging by a tree…
Rick Moody (Readings / Solo Acoustic) - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Rick Moody (Readings / Solo Acoustic)
Rick Moody is an American novelist and short story writer best known for the 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of two suburban Connecticut families over Thanksgiving weekend in 1973, which brought widespread acclaim, became a bestseller, and was made into a feature film of the same title.

In addition to his fiction, Moody is a musician and composer. He belongs to a group called the Wingdale Community Singers, which he describes as performing "woebegone and slightly modernist folk music, of the very antique variety." Moody composed the song "Free What's-his-name", performed by Fly Ashtray on their 1997 EP Flummoxed, collaborated with One Ring Zero on the EP Rick Moody and One Ring Zero in 2004, and also contributed lyrics to One Ring Zero's albums As Smart As We Are, Memorandum, and Planets. In 2006, an essay by Moody was included in Sufjan Stevens's box-set Songs for Christmas.
Beat Radio - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Beat Radio
The story of Beat Radio's Golden Age LP goes back to late 2008, when frontman/songwriter Brian Sendrowitz suddenly found himself without a band.

Beat Radio had gotten off to a good start a couple of years prior with their debut album, The Great Big Sea. The narrative is somewhat mythical but not unfamiliar. Lo-fi anthems are written in a flash of inspiration; quickly posted on the band's website and grab the attention of several influential music blogs. The excitement of glowing reviews and label interest fades as the band weathers lineup changes and the music industry seems to be caving in on itself. It all seemed to be over before it even began.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002